While this year the holidays feel a lot different for everyone, it’s put a sharper focus on more meaningful consumption. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite products that focus on self-care. After all, what’s more meaningful than giving a gift that will helping someone get healthier? Gone are the days of giving gifts that just get tossed after the holidays. Today, we’re all about giving gifts that enhance an individual’s quality of life and have longevity.

Fitsy Resistance Bands

Gyms may be closed for the forseeable future but thanks to this resistance band set from Fitsy, you can now bring the gym home to you. The 11-pc resistance band set comes with 5 resistance bands (10LBS-30LBS), 2 ankle straps, 2 handles and a door anchor so that you can work your whole body at home. What we love about this set is its versatility that allows you to layer up the bands for added resistance. You can also use them with just your body for things such as bicep curls, leg extensions etc. or you can use the door anchor to anchor them behind any door in your home so that it acts like a TRX without the steep price. This Fitsy Resistance Band set is only $46.99. Target and sculpt every muscle group in your upper and lower body, build muscle, tone your body and burn fat with over 100 exercises that you can perform with them. Purchase today here.

Spa My Blend by Clarins

Give the gift of ultimate relaxation with a gift certificate to Spa My Blend by Clarins. We may be in another lockdown currently but that provides all the more reason to give your loved ones something to look forward to. A gift certificate to this Toronto spa, located in the Ritz Carlton will put a smile on anyone’s face as there are so many  exceptional products and services to choose from. As one of our favourite spas in the city, the space provides an oasis in the city that is perfect for anyone in need of some TLC and a break from the every day. Prior to the temporary closure due to lockdown, we tried the Rise and Shine treatment (60 minutes) that is an uplifting body and face treatment that increases your vitality, strengthens your immune system, increases your blood circulation, and leaves you with a radiant glow. Purchase a gift certificate only today.

Under Armour HOVR Breakthru Basketball Shoes

These Running Shoes are designed with women in mind and are a great addition to anyone who wants to get outdoors and get moving. While designed as a basketball shoe to offer more comfort, support and flexibility, we’ve been rocking these outdoors when going for a run and long walks. Gym’s may be closed at the moment but that doesn’t mean your exercise routine needs to come to a standstill. Not only is the design of this shoe unique and stylish, the UA HOVR™ technology provides ‘zero gravity feel’ to maintain energy return that helps eliminate impact. The rubber outsole uses herringbone traction pattern to provide maximum floor control & grip, whether on the court or off. The UA HOVR™ foam inside the shoe also gives you back the energy that you put in — it’s truly the gift that keeps on giving. Purchase today for $140 CAD. If you’re worried about sizing just use the size guide provided online or with an abundance of amazing products and training gear to choose from, get a gift card to UA instead.


Elysian Candles

We’re loving this local Toronto brand that makes luxury natural candles with the most delicious smells. Each candle is hand-made right here and uses only natural, non-toxic ingredients. They offer a variety of smells to transport you to exotic destinations and create a relaxing oasis in your home. Some of our favourite smells are the Spice & Wood, Lavender Eucalyptus Vanilla, and the limited-edition Apple Pie and Arctic Evergreens just in time for the holidays. Not only are these candles environmentally and non-toxic but the price point is far better than any other luxury brand. Purchase a candle today starting from $18CAD.

The Five Minute Journal

Sometimes all it takes to improve your wellbeing and outlook on life, is a refreshed perspective. The Five Minute Journal helps to do just through short, structured written exercises that will help you to develop gratitude. Based on positive psyhcology research, the exercises hone your focus in on the good in your life, which ultimately makes you more mindful. Thousands of past and current users of the Journal experienced an increase in happiness, improved relationships and a happier outlook on life. Give the gift of gratititude this holiday season and help your loved ones live with more intent in 2020 with the Five Minute Journal.